Ticks are smart insects. Did you know they use their back legs to attach themselves to the tip of a blade of grass or leaf and wait with their front legs outstretched, poised to 'catch' a passing animal or human?
Australian travellers who have been hospitalised in countries where there’s a high risk of acquiring highly drug-resistant bacteria will be kept in isolation after returning home if they are found to be infected.
Most parents know hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD) as a virus that affects infants and young children.
AN effective personal insect repellent is still the most reliable first line of defence against biting mosquitoes. Unfortunately, there is still confusion among people looking for alternatives to 'chemical repellents', which they often (wrongly) perceived to be 'unsafe'. And, many people don't un
At our travel health advisory call centre, we get calls from anxious people who've left it almost literally until the 'last minute' to check on the potential health risks of their overseas trip. In a perfect world, it's best to give yourself 6-8 weeks to arrange this important pre-travel consulta
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A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart.
Record high temperatures above 50oC in parts of the USA, sweltering days above 40oC on the courts of Wimbledon, and heatwave conditions in parts of Europe last week are a reminder to Australians heading to northern hemisphere countries to prepare for the heat – right from th
"So, any holiday romances? Did you get lucky?" asks the not so subtle friend.
SHOULD Australian Muslims planning to attend the Umrah or Hajj pilgrimages in Saudi Arabia this year be concerned about the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV)?